Thandie’s diary set for screening at NAFF festival

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BY WINSTONE ANTONIO

LOCAL feature film Thandie’s Diary has been selected for screening at the three-day Nepal Africa Film Festival (NAFF) 2021 scheduled for April 23 at National Dance Hall in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The one hour 17 minutes-long film that was written by Eddie Ndhlovu and produced by Talent Chitauro will be screened on the second day of the festival.

Each year, eight movies from various African countries and two Nepali movies are selected for screening by the festival committee.

In an interview with NewsDay Life & Style yesterday, Ndhlovu said it was inspiring to produce quality productions given that their work was being recognised beyond borders.

“When we produced Thandie’s Diary, our intention was for it to be just a television movie and nothing more.

“Although it was a low budget film, we put our all into the production and that dedication helped surpass our expectations for the film,” he said.

“It was picked by Digital Entertainment on Demand (DEOD) and is now available on most DEOD platforms including Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, among others.

“It was also screened during the 16 days of activism (against Gender-Based Violence) last year in November and it gained a lot of traction.”

The film’s synopsis revolves around the story of Thandie who lives a life that everyone appreciates and has a high regard for.

Her sister Revai wants to have a husband like hers when she gets married.

All hell breaks loose when Thandie is involved in an accident and dies on the spot.

It turned out that Thandie’s life was the opposite of how people perceived it.

The film takes us through her days in the diary.

The film features a cast from popular soap opera, Wenera who include Tariro Chitapi, Tinashe Pundo, Arnold Gara, Thabisile Mkandla, Fatima Makunganya and Jane Dembo.

The film will be one of the only two feature films to be screened at the festival with the other one Good Man having also been produced by another Zimbabwean, Mutare filmmaker, Igi Matope.

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